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Dec 25, 2011 6:00am PST
a congressman from texas, had to say. "in the end, house republicans felt like they were re-enacting the alamo with no reinforcements and our friends shooting at us." you were among the friends shooting at the house, saying pass this two-month thing, we need it done. do you feel as though you undercut particularly house tea party members who wanted to have this fight? >> no, i don't think so. i think that mitch mcconnell, our senate leader, offered an avenue of approach that said this is a serious business, we ought to talk about a year solution, but this is not likely to be resolved in the next few days. in the meanwhile, wage earners all over america will see the tax holiday go, quite apart from those who are unemployed, on unemployment compensation, or the doctors in medicare. in other words, the implications of this. so why don't we as a matter of fact talk for a period of time but do so after the first of january. >> most people say, good heavens. you've been talking about this for months and nothing got resolved. in fact, there's about a three our four-week discussion where nob
Dec 4, 2011 9:00am PST
texas. congressman, you were greeted this morning by a new "des moines register" poll that i want to share with our audience. it is showing newt gingrich on top at 25%. and then coming in second, ron paul at 18%. beating out mitt romney at 16%. and everyone else in the single digits. how do you take these numbers and roll it into a victory in january? have you got the manpower to do it? >> of course it is very encouraging because we're getting pretty close to it being within the margin of error. so i think we continue to do what we're doing. we've had the flavors of the month up and down so far in this campaign. i'd like to think of myself as the flavor of the decade. we keep plodding along on a couple of issues that are really striking a chord with the people. and that is, of course, the wars, the end of the wars going on, as well as the financial condition of the country, because i've been talking about the housing bubble and the financial situation that we have and the crisis going on and even the recent promises that we, the united states, with our dollar, will bail out europe. s
Dec 18, 2011 9:00am PST
days on extending an oil pipeline from canada to texas. the president had initially threatened to veto any payroll extension bill that included the pipeline. so what changed? some democrats, like senator carl levin, have a theory. "the president is apparently just going to use the option given to him not to let it go forward." so, gene sperling, is the president going to pass on the keystone xl pipeline project? >> look, what the president put his essential principle for december was that congress could not go home and allow taxes to go up on 160 million americans or to let millions of americans who are out there pounding the pavement every day for a job see their unemployment benefits cut off. this overwhelming bipartisan vote yesterday met that core principle of the president. you were right that the president did make clear that he was not going to allow congress to tie to that vote something that would mandate or force him to accept the keystone permit when there was not adequate time to do a health and safety environmental review. because nothing in this bill mandates the pre
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